Thank you Menifee VFW Post 1956
We’d like to recognize the Menifee VFW Post 1956 for becoming a Topaz annual sponsor. We appreciate their continued support of the EDC and the region. Our annual sponsors help support our site visits, FAM tours, and more. If you’d like to learn more about becoming a sponsor, please email or call Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-557-8040.
September Board Meeting Recap
We had a very productive September board meeting. Members collaborated in groups to brainstorm the mission and vision of the organization. Thank you to everyone who came and participated. We are so excited to move forward together and the organization's future.
This month, we hosted a site two visits for a Taiwanese clean energy company called “Project Sun.” The site visits were a great success, and we received very positive feedback from the company. We want to thank all our partners for making it all happen.
The company was so impressed by the support they’ve received and their visit to the region that they invited Connie to Taiwan. Connie will be flying to Taiwan in November to meet and speak with other companies interested in doing business in the US. This is a great honor and an opportunity to attract more foreign direct investment into the region.
International Economic Development Council's Annual Conference 2023
Our Executive Director, Connie Stopher, CEcD, attended the International Economic Development Council's Annual Conference in Dallas. Connie represented the region as a guest speaker at the event.
We hosted our first TechSouthwest meeting back from our summer break. We had an exciting meeting discussing our upcoming Manufacturing Idea Exchange. We invite all our manufacturing and education partners to participate in this event on October 12th. Registration is open. Our next TechSouthwest meeting will be held on October 10th at 3:30 at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur Exchange (TVE2) Building.
Wildomar's State of the City
We wrapped up the month by attending the City of Wildomar’s State of the City on September 28th. It was great to hear Mayor Joseph Morabito's address about all the exciting things going on in the City of Wildomar.
The Mayor's Advanced Manufacturing Idea Exchange
On October 12th, we will partner with the City of Menifee for our third Mayor’s Idea Exchange of the year. This month's idea exchange will focus on creating a student-to-manufacturing internship pipeline in the region. Registration is open for the event. Please reach out to Connie if you’d like to participate as a sponsor.
Menifee's State of the City
We are looking forward to next month, where we will be attending the City of Menifee’s State of the City and birthday celebration at the new MSJC Stadium on October 19th.
Second Annual FAM Tour
We are continuing to prepare for our second annual regional FAM tour on November 6th-7th, . “FAM tours” are known as familiarization tours where we invite site selectors from across the country from the industries we are interested in and show them everything we have to offer in this region. Last year was a great success; we are using all the feedback to improve this year.
If you are interested in sponsoring this year's FAM Tour please contact Connie at email@example.com.
October Board Meeting
Our October board meeting will take place next Thursday, October 5th, at 9 a.m. Our guest presenter this month will be RCTC Deputy Executive Director Aaron Hake. He will be discussing relevant topics that impact the communities and businesses in the region, so I hope we will see you all there. If you are not a current member and would like to attend as a guest, please sign up here.
Connie Stopher, CEcD